The Heat: Europe and Iran battle COVID-19

The Heat

The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide continue to explode. And, from the Middle East to Europe and the Americas, the death rate is alarming.

About 50,000 people have lost their lives to coronavirus in Iran.

In Europe countries like Italy that were hard hit early on are again battling a coronavirus surge.

But there is some good news. This week, the United Kingdom became the first Western country to approve a vaccine.

To discuss:

  • Gloria Taliani, Member of the COVID-19 Task Force, Italy
  • Chris Smith is a clinical lecturer in virology at the University of Cambridge.
  • Sarbas Nazari, Freelance journalist based in Iran 
  • Negar Mortazavi is an Iranian-American journalist and commentator

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